The Harvard Musical Association has selected pianist Henry Kramer '13 AD, '15 MMA to receive the prestigious Foote Prize. The Arthur W. Foote Prize is awarded to performer(s) of the highest musical caliber of university or conservatory level who are about to launch professional music careers.
Arthur W. Foote was a longtime, enthusiastic member of the Harvard Musical Association. He taught, composed, performed and lived close by the Association’s building on Beacon Hill. In honor of Foote's musical legacy, the Harvard Musical Association each year bestows the Arthur W. Foote Award. This prize is used to honor a young artist or ensemble currently studying on the East Coast, and to bring such musicians to perform on the Association’s stage.
The Foote Award concert will take place on Friday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Harvard Musical Association in Boston. Musicians who have previously received the Foote Prize while studying at the Yale School of Music include pianist Ryo Yanagitani (2003) and organist Paul Jacobs (2003).
About Henry Kramer
Winner of the 2013 Woolsey Concerto Competition at the Yale School of Music, Henry Kramer has been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” (New York Times) and “technically effortless” (La Presse, Montreal). Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, he was a top prizewinner in the 8th National Chopin Competition and the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition. Most recently, Henry garnered the top prize and prize for the Best Performance of Strauss Lieder at the 6th China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has pursued his love of chamber music as a two-time fellow at the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and has appeared at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest in San Diego. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Henry Kramer earned the Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music in 2013 and is currently studying for his M.M.A. degree. At Yale, he received the Charles S. Miller Prize for the most outstanding first-year pianist. He is a student of Boris Berman.